DVK New Look!

DVK is re-launching their website http://www.dvk.com in a new responsive design. The mobile platform now features a new modern look with tidy format. It’s responsive layout automatically adjusts to display size of any common smartphone, laptop, or tablet. The new responsive website, has stunning imagery, is clear, simple and easy to navigate much like Venmo, Airbnb, and Snapchat. It easily allows the customer to navigate through the history and capabilities that DVK has to offer. Most notable is the contact form, it is a quick way to get your project kick started.

 

MARS Automated HF Modem Switch

A Little Background

Using digital modes was easy when I first joined MARS (now the Military Auxiliary Radio System) back in the 1960s.  There were two choices: CW and RTTY.  Now, in addition to CW and RTTY, there are a number of different modes that can and must be used.  This also means that the HF transceiver used for MARS must be able to connect to more than one hardware accessory.

The issue comes down to operating multiple digital modes in real-time.  No single accessory device (HF Modem, PC, sound card interface) can handle all the modes.  Even if a single device could, most operators have ones they prefer and that meet their needs better than some “does-all” unit or software package could.  And then there are other devices that can be connected to a transceiver.  A prime example is a phone patch.

Unfortunately most HF transceivers have a single accessory jack on the back.  In many cases that forces the MARS operator to have to unplug one device and plug in another device … in real-time.  This is time consuming and error prone.

NASA Deep Space Program

Over the years, the efforts in establishing life on a different planet has become more and more viable with the advancement of today’s technology. Leading these efforts are space program giants, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

It’s not an easy task to create a system that is capable of landing humans on an uninhabited planet. It takes a lo of money, time, and engineering expertise. To ensure that all of NASA’s projects are of the highest quality, NASA has reached out to partner companies across the U.S. that are capable of taking on this challenging mission.

Due to our product development expertise and engineering experience, DVK is currently one of the selected few supply partners for the Deep Space Program. We are proud to be able to contribute to NASA’s rocket and launch system development by ensuring that they are affordable, safe, powerful, and sustainable.